The National Prize Money One-on-One Doubles® Tournament and Live rockin’ blues concert will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Sunday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. One-on-One Doubles, considered the Third Game of Tennis, is sanctioned for tournament play with USTA Florida and USTA Eastern. The Tournament will coincide with a live, rockin’ blues concert by recording artists, the F&G Blues band.
This event is unique to the tennis industry, as both a pro tennis tournament and live concert take place simultaneously to create a fan-friendly, party atmosphere.
The 2009 One-on-One Doubles Prize money tournament, also played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, was won by Jared Palmer, 2001 Wimbledon Doubles Champion. This year’s National Tournament will host the winner of the Pro One-on-One Doubles Grand Prix Circuit played in Florida this year, amongst the strong anticipated field of national-level players.
There will also be a Men’s and Women’s 4.0 NTRP One-on-One Doubles Tournament held the same day as the Pro Event from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
One-on-One Doubles is the half-court serve and volley singles game played on the doubles court. All points are played cross-court with the alley included. The game’s rules enforce the serve-and-volley or there is an immediate loss of point.
Since the game’s inception in 2004, One-on-One Doubles has been played at USTA, USPTA, ATP and ITA National events. The Pro One-on-One Doubles Tournament of Ocala was televised on Tennis Channel in the Summer of 2012.
“We are excited to bring the Pro One-on-One Doubles National Tournament and Live Concert Event to the USTA National Tennis Center,” said Whitney Kraft, director of tennis at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. “This event will make for a festive Sunday event filled with high-quality, all-court tennis, coupled with world-class rockin’ blues music.”